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Still Life

A traditional ‘still life’ serves as subject for a film on colour transformation

Animation & Artists Moving Image 1976 5 mins Silent


Revisiting the traditional pictorial subject of the ‘still life’, this film explores the transformation of an image from colour negative to colour positive on one film stock. The ‘still life’ was painted its colour negative during the filming and then the exposed film was processed and printed on colour negative printstock.

Founded in 1966, the London Film-Makers’ Co-operative started life at Better Books, a counter-culture bookshop on Charing Cross Road, where a group led by poet Bob Cobbing and filmmakers Stephen Dwoskin and Jeff Keen met to screen films. Initially inspired by the activities of the New American Cinema Group in New York, the London Co-op grew into a pioneering organisation that incorporated a film workshop, cinema space and distribution office. During its four-decade history, the Co-op played a crucial role in establishing film as an art form in the UK and participated in a vibrant international film scene. This BFI Player collection brings together new scans of films distributed by and/or produced at the London Co-op.